If you are looking to get away from the 10th-anniversary-of-9/11 commemoration, which is most everywhere right now, this Sunday, September 11 is Germany’s European Heritage Day, and many heritage sites will be celebrating in their own way. For example Kloster Andechs, in Bavaria, will be opening rooms (for guided tours) that normally stay closed to the public during the rest of the year, and we have every intention of getting there to take a look around.
For other sites in Germany one can look here; Austria is holding its cultural heritage day later, on September 25th.
I am glad we have finally come to the 10-year mark with 9/11. We can look upon this as a finale of sorts — the day will always have a special meaning and sadness to those who witnessed it, but perhaps the growing distance will help to put it in the past.